Nokia and StarHub Partner to Accelerate Standalone 5G Services for Singapore Customers

Press Release Nokia and StarHub Partner to Accelerate Standalone 5G Services for Singapore Customers. Nokia and StarHub are jointly deploying a cloud-native 5G core network that supports large-scale device connectivity and ushers in breakthrough mobility solutions. The collaboration enables StarHub to introduce new digital services and promote the adoption of advanced IoT solutions by industry February 2, 2021 Espoo, Finland – Six months after the launch of Singapore’s first non-standalone 5G services for consumers and businesses, the long-term partners have joined forces StarHub and Nokia teamed up again to deliver a new cloud-native 5G core network to manage 5G standalone bandwidth (SA) demand, which is expected to grow rapidly and tremendously. The rollout of the 5G SA network is in full swing and includes core, wireless, software, security and professional services. A start of the 5G SA data service for StarHub customers is expected for the end of this year. With this 5G SA upgrade, StarHub can run 5G technology independently of the existing 4G network technology. With 5G SA technology, StarHub can simultaneously connect a wide variety of devices and deliver breakthrough mobility solutions that benefit from extremely fast, low-latency and secure campus network capabilities for the benefit of consumers, businesses and government agencies in Singapore. With StarHub 5G services delivered over an SA architecture using the 3.5 GHz spectrum, customers can take advantage of new digital services such as AR for entertainment, education and healthcare, and the industry will have the opportunity to do what it was promised Providing massive Internet of Things that can interconnect many devices and applications for a smarter society. In turn, companies can leverage the advanced 5G mobile broadband service to enable esports and augmented reality / virtual reality live feeds anywhere. StarHub can create multiple secure mobile campus networks for localized functions through network slicing capabilities. The operator can also use mobile edge computing services to host AI-based solutions such as facial recognition services and to provide advanced IoT solutions. StarHub played an active role as a pioneer in Singapore’s 5G space and worked with Nokia to deploy a 5G SA test network at IMDA’s Living Lab @ PIXEL 5G test facility in one-north to help industry players develop new 5G solutions and whose development should help technical skills. StarHub is also working with industry players such as the Nanyang Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore to explore innovative 5G solutions that can enhance the higher education experience, address industry needs, and test use cases. StarHub and Malaysia’s U Mobile have successfully completed a multi-party roaming video conference using 5G SA technology. More extensive attempts at 5G solutions, including sea rescue operations, are currently underway. Chong Siew Loong, StarHub’s chief technology officer, said, “We are seeing strong demand for 5G phones and good adoption of our Mobile + and Biz + 5G-enabled plans launched last August – indicating the appetite of the market 5G services are set to go mainstream in terms of deployment and adoption this year. Nokia initiated an important transition for our networks, leading us into the 5G era, which enabled new use cases and services like network sharing. Together, we are committed to supporting the government’s national strategic smart nation initiatives to drive growth and competitiveness globally, and nationwide, 5G is a critical step as Singapore seeks economic and technological growth. “Daniel Jaeger, Head of Market Unit for Southeast Asia at Nokia, said,” The Singapore market is highly competitive and end users are demanding new, innovative 5G services. Nokia leverages our market leading 5G solutions and is proud to continue working with StarHub to deliver advanced 5G services that deliver a consistent and improved user experience and new revenue opportunities for its enterprise customers. Resources Website: Nokia 5G CoreWebpage: Nokia Cloud Packet CoreWebpage: Nokia NetGuard SecurityWebpage: Nokia AirScale mmWave RadioWebpage: Nokia 5G ServicesWebpage: Nokia Container ServicesWebpage: Nokia Voice over 5GWebpage: Nokia Subscriber Data ManagementWebpage: Nokia Deepfield DDoS Security About Nokia We create the critical networks and technologies to bring together global information across companies, cities, supply chains and societies. With our commitment to innovation and technology leadership, powered by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we deliver networks at the frontiers of science for mobile, infrastructure, cloud and activation technologies. We adhere to the highest standards of integrity and security and help build the skills we need for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world. For our latest updates, please visit us online at and follow us on Twitter @nokia. About StarHub StarHub is a leading Singapore-based company providing world-class communications, entertainment and digital solutions. With our extensive fiber optic and wireless infrastructure and global partnerships, we offer people, households and businesses high-quality mobile and fixed services, a wide range of premium content and a wide range of communication solutions. We develop and deliver solutions for corporate and government customers that include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, Internet of Things and robotics. We are committed to running our business in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. StarHub was introduced in 2000 and has been listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard since 2004. 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